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Open carry supporters don rifles at rally

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Some North Texans want the legal right to carry both long guns and handguns out in the open.  Open Carry Tarrant County held a peaceful demonstration in Keller this morning.  The group organized the rally to show their support for the Second Amendment. 

"We see a problem with gun rights, they're very far away from what the Constitution originally intended for the Second Amendment, and so we are trying to further gun rights in Texas," said Kory Watkins.  "We are one of six states that don't allow open carry for modern day handguns, and we want that," he said. 

The rally was held in a parking lot, and the group walked up and down the sidewalk with their rifles and signs, receiving support.

Rick and Amy Peirsall were running errands and just weren't comfortable with seeing a group of people walking around with rifles.  "You just don't know them being armed like that you just don't know what they're up to, or what they're going to do," said Rick Peirsall. 

It wasn't just adults, many brought their children to the demonstration.  Earlier this week, another gun controversy broke out after a photo featuring Girl Scouts with members of an open carry group in Fort Worth. 

The Open Carry Tarrant County group is part of the state organization Open Carry Texas.

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